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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #250 on: February 23, 2019, 04:41:13 AM »
Mid January: ~198
Feb 2: 195
Feb 9: 192.6
Feb 16: 190.6
Feb 23: 189.4

I wrecked a day or two of defecit last Saturday at a social dinner. They had moose from Alaska though, so good.

It's interesting how you go through phases in fat loss where you can't really see much visible change for a while then suddenly one day you can. I feel like I'm in one of those in between areas. Have to keep going.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #251 on: February 23, 2019, 01:19:27 PM »
You are rocking it, just amazing in under 2 months.

Thank you! I'm really happy about my progress, and the encouragement it means a lot!

Jan 02 2019: 161 lbs
Jan 09 2019: 157.4 lbs
Jan 16 2019: 157.2 lbs
Jan 23 2019: 152.8 lbs
Jan 30 2019: 153.0 lbs
Feb 06 2019: 150.8 lbs
Feb 13 2019: 148.8 lbs
Feb 20 2019: 147.2 lbs
Feb 23 2019: 145.2 lbs

Earlier than my normal weekly checkin, but this is the last time that I anticipate having access to a scale for a week or two, so wanted to record my progress before going on vacation. Hopefully I don't backslide too much!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #252 on: February 23, 2019, 09:00:40 PM »
Weekly check-in

Jan 1: 154.2 lbs
Jan 4: 150.2 lbs (lost that water weight!)
Jan 11: 149.8 lbs
Jan 18: 147.4 lbs
Jan 25: 147.8 lbs
Feb 2: 146.8 lbs
Feb 8: 144.6 lbs
Feb 15: 143.6 lbs
Feb 23: 144 lbs

Stats: Female 39, 5ft
Total weight lost: 10.2 lbs
Goal weight: 129 lbs
*Have to reach goal weight by July 7 2019 to get $1080 in prize money from HealthyWager OR I lose $600*
Currently 40.74% towards my goal with 26% time elapsed

A little annoyed that my numbers are slightly higher this week. Then again it is that time of the month and the same thing happened to me last month.

Also, there are just so many social meals! I seem to deal with 2-3 a week and hate to diet through them. I usually bank calories for my social meals but it's not always easy when I have so many of them. I am still staying on my MFP target numbers though so should continue seeing an average loss of 1lb a week.

One more social meal tomorrow and then hoping to buckle down over the next 2 weeks before my cruise. Really want to see at least a 3 lb loss (4 lbs would be ideal) in the next 15 days.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #253 on: February 24, 2019, 08:49:15 AM »
Weekly Check-In
Stats:  6'2, M, 34
Starting Weight (1.14.19):  207.5
Goal Weight (targeting 4.21.19):  185

1.18.19 -- 207
1.26.19 -- 204.5
2.1.19 --   202.5
2.9.19 --   201.5
2.16.19 -- 202.5
2.24.19 -- 201.5

I was still eating healthy this week but not counting calories.  Noticed a few more slip-ups (a couple extra glasses of wine, hunk of cheese here and there, a few more bowls full of multigrain chips).  But I was stressed at work and needed the mental break of not logging food, and I still had some wins (healthy turkey burgers, salmon is marinating for tonight right now). 

Keeping on keeping on.  Good luck everyone!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #254 on: February 25, 2019, 06:27:52 AM »
I am wearing a MEDIUM size shirt today and it is not tight! 

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #255 on: February 25, 2019, 07:21:04 AM »

Info:  5'6", M, 29

Goal Weight: 150 lbs

1-1-2019: 183.4 lbs
1-7-2019: 180.2 lbs
1-14-2019: 175.6 lbs
1/21/2019: 174.0 lbs
1/28/2019: 173.6 lbs
2/4/2019: 173.2 lbs
2/11/2019: 171.8 lbs
2/18/2019: 172.6 lbs


2/25/2019: 169.8 lbs

Down into the 160s! first time in a while for that. need to lose another couple of pounds this week to win my diet bets ending next Monday. Have to have a good finishing push.

@Slow&Steady I am in the same boat. My shirts were getting really tight when I first started and now that are fitting rather well!!

@elaine amj that is amazing progress so far. Looks like you will beat that bet easy if you keep that same pace.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #256 on: February 25, 2019, 07:29:38 AM »
I am wearing a MEDIUM size shirt today and it is not tight!
Such a great feeling, congrats!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #257 on: February 25, 2019, 07:35:37 AM »
I am wearing a MEDIUM size shirt today and it is not tight!
That IS amazing! Such a fantastic feeling!!

@bcbaseballman Thanks! Some days it feels like the progress is so slow but then it's exciting when a pound or two disappears in a whoosh.

I was on a seesaw of emotions over the weekend. Sometimes feeling great that I was losing and sometimes feeling frustrated and dealing with some diet fatigue.

Last night I felt fat and made the mistake of trying on cruise clothes. Oh well, I was able to choose pretty much all my clothes. Just annoying to try on dresses that looked awful.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #258 on: February 27, 2019, 11:50:41 AM »
The scale looked pretty good this morning! Been a tiny bit frustrated that my weight hasn't budged much over the last couple of weeks. I know better since it was that time of the month, but still it's not mentally easy to see the same numbers (or higher!) day after day. This week, I dropped 2 lbs, so I really am right on schedule. Today I weighed in at 141.8. 12.2lbs lost in the past 8.5 weeks.

So there is a good chance I could reach my stretch goal of 140lbs before my cruise in 1.5 weeks!!!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #259 on: February 27, 2019, 12:42:32 PM »
I am wearing a MEDIUM size shirt today and it is not tight!
That IS amazing! Such a fantastic feeling!!

@bcbaseballman Thanks! Some days it feels like the progress is so slow but then it's exciting when a pound or two disappears in a whoosh.

I was on a seesaw of emotions over the weekend. Sometimes feeling great that I was losing and sometimes feeling frustrated and dealing with some diet fatigue.

Last night I felt fat and made the mistake of trying on cruise clothes. Oh well, I was able to choose pretty much all my clothes. Just annoying to try on dresses that looked awful.

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Did you try them with shapewear? I am objectively not as "skinny" as I was back in the day, but I sometimes choose fitted dresses that I would NEVER have worn back then with a little help from Spanx. Spanx + confidence = a powerful combination.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #260 on: February 27, 2019, 12:54:31 PM »
I started the year at 157 and I got down to 151 at the beginning of the month, but then I went on vacation for 2.5 weeks and now I'm back up to 158. And my goal was to hit my goal weight of 140 by the end of March! Ha!  Maybe by April, possibly. More likely by October or November since I can't seem to lose more than 2 lbs a month on average.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #261 on: February 27, 2019, 01:23:57 PM »
Started Keto the day after the superbowl (Feb 4).  I usually crash and burn on diets within 2 weeks... I'm 3.5 weeks in and show no sign of stopping keto!

5'10. Male. 28.

Starting weight: 193.5
Goal weight: 175
Holy shit I'm stunned goal weight: 165

2/4/2019: 193.5
2/11/2019: 189.4
2/18/2019: 186.7
2/25/2019: 186.1

Total: 7.4 pounds (2.47 pounds per week on average).

I did touch 184 for a day... I'm trying to only focus on what I weigh on Monday (I dunno, for consistencies sake).  Trying to focus on the mental health side of dieting and working out.... I'm optimistic this is going to stick long term and be a lifestyle, not a diet!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #262 on: February 27, 2019, 09:30:47 PM »
I'm down to 229 (from 233 at the beginning of the year). I had the mother of all stalls. Wonder if the holidays had anything to do with it.

My goal is to hit 199 before June 15.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #263 on: February 28, 2019, 12:50:19 AM »
I went missing in action... First I was sick in flu and tonsillitis, which turned into sinusitis, which still keeps me company. Feeling so much better but can still not exercise properly.
Then I have men in my garden... and an excavator. A water leak was discovered last Thursday and they are digging around my house. It is only outdoor and water is now shut off, but there was a threat of it turning much worse. DH and kids were gone a few days so I had to deal with it and I have been stress eating in the evenings to cope.

I have now gone up to 147.3 (66.8 kg). I was at 145.3 at lowest so not total disaster. But I need to break the spiral.
DH is back now and I have a couple of days off with the kids (holiday week) so we will go to the indoor pool (to get clean, no water since Tuesday) and to move around a bit. We will probably also walk a lot, and go to one of all the free museums.

I am actually still below my planned curve, since I lost a lot when I was sick, so there is still hope.


It's interesting how you go through phases in fat loss where you can't really see much visible change for a while then suddenly one day you can. I feel like I'm in one of those in between areas. Have to keep going.

Agree to that. I had one of those moments a couple of weeks ago, when I could see that I had lost around the belly, and I could comfortably wear an old pair of pants. But now, I can _see_ that the 2 lbs I gained back placed themselves comfortably around my mid... Not a lot of weight but I sure see it.



I am wearing a MEDIUM size shirt today and it is not tight!

That's great!
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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #264 on: February 28, 2019, 05:40:53 AM »
February weigh-in:

11/26/2017     253.4
12/31/2017     242.6
01/31/2018     234.8
02/28/2018     224.8
03/31/2018     220.0
04/29/2018     214.4
05/31/2018     209.4
06/30/2018     206.2
07/28/2018     201.6      27.4% BF
08/31/2018     193.8      25.7% BF
09/29/2018     191.2      25.1% BF
10/31/2018     187.6      24.3% BF
11/30/2018     186.0      24.0% BF
12/31/2018     186.6      24.0% BF
01/31/2019     181.2      23.0% BF
02/28/2019     181.6.     23.1% BF
Goal                175.0      20.0% BF

I've been dieting pretty much continuously since late 2017 and I think I need a break from it. I'm only about 7 pounds from my ultimate goal but I don't think I'm prepared to do what it will take to get there right now so I'm going to try to maintain around 182 with a "normal" calorie intake (around 2400 calories) while continuing my exercise routine. I'll still post here to track my maintenance and maybe get back to dieting in a few months.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #265 on: February 28, 2019, 10:17:12 AM »
Ugh...those stalls are frustrating. Especially when you are in active weight loss mode, working hard and not seeing results. I have a minor hump every month over the two weeks surrounding my period and i have to keep reminding myself to stick to the plan. Eventually it always works.

My mother is big into intermittent fasting. I am sorta doing it right now mostly because I am not taking the time to eat breakfast before my morning swim. So mostly no eating from bedtime until 1/2pm. She tried suggesting my successful weightloss is due to IF. But I am losing at the exact same rate I did the last time I counted calories. I will say it makes it a little easier to fit in junky snacks and chocolate when I am skipping a 250/300 calorie breakfast every day.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #266 on: February 28, 2019, 10:31:59 AM »
My goal for the end of the year is somewhere between maintaining my weight and losing 20-25(ish) lbs.  Google tells me the top end of a healthy weight for my height is 140 lbs, even when I was in the best shape of my life (played very competitive soccer and volleyball in high school, with weight lifting) I was pretty steadily in the 145 range.

Historical weights
7/2017: 200 lbs (6 weeks pregnant)
03/23/18: 215 lbs (40 weeks pregnant)
04/03/18: 192.8 lbs
05/06/18: 181.2 lbs
06/14/18: 172.8 lbs
08/06/18: 168.8 lbs
09/21/18: 165.4 lbs
10/07/18: 162.2 lbs
12/07/18: 157 lbs

Weekly log in
01/09/19: 161.6 lbs
01/17/19: 160.8 lbs
01/28/19: 160.4 lbs

02/01/19: 160.0 lbs
02/10/19: 159.6 lbs
02/12/19: 158.8 lbs
02/21/19: 157.6 lbs
02/28/19: 157.4 lbs

I am curious to see how the next few weeks go, I think that there is something significant with this weight range and my body.  This is just about were I was at in Dec before I put on a few extra pounds and I believe this is a similar weight to where I was at about 5-6 years ago when I lost a bunch of weight, before I started shooting back up again. It is like there is a big, long speed bump (plateau, maybe) in the 160-155 lbs range for my body, I think if I can get over it that I will continue to move towards a healthy weight but if I get stuck I am afraid I will start climbing again.


Thank you to everyone that noticed my medium sized shirt post, it does feel awesome!

I am sorry there are so many of us that seems to have hit some kind of bump/wall/plateau lately.  Hopefully all of us will be able to have a big drop in our next updates.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #267 on: February 28, 2019, 12:40:55 PM »
Ugh...those stalls are frustrating. Especially when you are in active weight loss mode, working hard and not seeing results. I have a minor hump every month over the two weeks surrounding my period and i have to keep reminding myself to stick to the plan. Eventually it always works.

My mother is big into intermittent fasting. I am sorta doing it right now mostly because I am not taking the time to eat breakfast before my morning swim. So mostly no eating from bedtime until 1/2pm. She tried suggesting my successful weightloss is due to IF. But I am losing at the exact same rate I did the last time I counted calories. I will say it makes it a little easier to fit in junky snacks and chocolate when I am skipping a 250/300 calorie breakfast every day.

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Yeah, I just need a break from it. I haven't really tried true IF but I was trying to at least limit my eating to between 7 am and 7 pm, though I'm not sure how much that was helping. Maybe I'll give IF a try eventually. In the meantime, enjoying the mental and physical break from dieting.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #268 on: February 28, 2019, 01:18:00 PM »
1/11/18 - 96kg
1/12/18 - 94kg
1/01/19 - 92kg
1/02/19 - 90.1kg
1/03/19 - 89.0kg

I worked really hard these last 2 weeks after a loss of focus in the first 2. And not much happened for about 10 days, I was on one of those plateaus my bod likes to dish up under weight loss conditions. I finally lost the kilo in the last few days.

I'm a bit miffed I didn't meet my goal of 2 kg but a loss is a loss.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #269 on: February 28, 2019, 10:06:19 PM »


1/11/18 - 96kg
1/12/18 - 94kg
1/01/19 - 92kg
1/02/19 - 90.1kg
1/03/19 - 89.0kg

I worked really hard these last 2 weeks after a loss of focus in the first 2. And not much happened for about 10 days, I was on one of those plateaus my bod likes to dish up under weight loss conditions. I finally lost the kilo in the last few days.

I'm a bit miffed I didn't meet my goal of 2 kg but a loss is a loss.

i so hear ya about the scale not budging  You might lose a little more now that you are passing that annoying mini plateau.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #270 on: March 01, 2019, 04:31:29 AM »
Over the past few years, my weight was slowly but steadily rising. In August 2018, I heard about Diet Bet and decided to give it a try. Since then, Iíve lost nearly 40 lbs. I have another 54 lbs to lose to be in a healthy BMI. Iíd love to get there in 2019, although I know that it will be a stretch for me.

Iíve lost the weight so far by doing intermittent fasting on a 16:8 schedule (itís my natural eating pattern so it works for me), tracking calories, and increasing my daily movement.

August 2018: 236.8
December 31: 198.8
January 31: 191.8 (I was hoping to be a bit further along, but my weight went up and plateaued for a while before I managed to drop weight this month. Then again, progress is progress and Iíll take what I can get.)
Goal for February: 184

February 28th: 189.2

Iím really disappointed with the weight loss this month. I just kept gaining and losing the same five pounds. As soon as the weight would drop, it would jump up again with no rhyme or reason for it. My theory is that I may have hit one of my bodyís set points and it wanted to stay there. In the past, Iíve often giving up when I got into the 190s so maybe my body was just used to being there.

No matter the reason, Iím pushing through it. My goal for March is 181.8 (this would mark 55 pounds lost).

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #271 on: March 01, 2019, 11:14:16 AM »
@Goinganon One thing I have been told is that when you have less weight to lose is that weight loss slows down. Also when you are lighter, you burn less calories in daily living (because it takes less energy to move your body). On top of that, if you are in a regular exercise program, you get more efficient at it, burning less calories. So often you have to drop your calories or move more. Or work with a slower loss (which is better for skin elasticity).

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #272 on: March 01, 2019, 11:10:45 PM »
Weekly check-in

Jan 1: 154.2 lbs
Jan 4: 150.2 lbs (lost that water weight!)
Jan 11: 149.8 lbs
Jan 18: 147.4 lbs
Jan 25: 147.8 lbs
Feb 2: 146.8 lbs
Feb 8: 144.6 lbs
Feb 15: 143.6 lbs
Feb 23: 144 lbs
March 1: 140.8 lbs

Stats: Female 39, 5ft
Total weight lost: 13.4 lbs
Goal weight: 129 lbs
*Have to reach goal weight by July 7 2019 to get $1080 in prize money from HealthyWager OR I lose $600*
Currently 53.53% towards my goal with 29.8% time elapsed

Woot!!! SOOO excited to SEE 140!!! Dropped THREE pounds this week. After a 2 week stall (due to that time of the month), I lost my expected 2 lbs in 2 weeks. It turned out to be 3 lbs because this week I reduced my caloric intake further. I am stepping it up to 2 lbs loss a week to lose a little extra before my cruise in just one more week. Hope to see 139 next week :)

It is REALLY interesting how my weight loss has been about exactly on target (over time of course) according to MFP.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #273 on: March 03, 2019, 02:04:32 PM »
Jan 15: 141
Feb 12: 138.5
Mar 3: 137.2

Slowly heading in the right direction
You all are doing amazing!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #274 on: March 03, 2019, 10:38:22 PM »
Weekly check-in

Jan 1: 154.2 lbs
Jan 4: 150.2 lbs (lost that water weight!)
Jan 11: 149.8 lbs
Jan 18: 147.4 lbs
Jan 25: 147.8 lbs
Feb 2: 146.8 lbs
Feb 8: 144.6 lbs
Feb 15: 143.6 lbs
Feb 23: 144 lbs
March 1: 140.8 lbs

Stats: Female 39, 5ft
Total weight lost: 13.4 lbs
Goal weight: 129 lbs
*Have to reach goal weight by July 7 2019 to get $1080 in prize money from HealthyWager OR I lose $600*
Currently 53.53% towards my goal with 29.8% time elapsed

Woot!!! SOOO excited to SEE 140!!! Dropped THREE pounds this week. After a 2 week stall (due to that time of the month), I lost my expected 2 lbs in 2 weeks. It turned out to be 3 lbs because this week I reduced my caloric intake further. I am stepping it up to 2 lbs loss a week to lose a little extra before my cruise in just one more week. Hope to see 139 next week :)

It is REALLY interesting how my weight loss has been about exactly on target (over time of course) according to MFP.
If you hit the goal early do you need to keep it off until July 7th or is just hitting it once sufficient?

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #275 on: March 04, 2019, 12:25:18 PM »
Weekly check-in

Jan 1: 154.2 lbs
Jan 4: 150.2 lbs (lost that water weight!)
Jan 11: 149.8 lbs
Jan 18: 147.4 lbs
Jan 25: 147.8 lbs
Feb 2: 146.8 lbs
Feb 8: 144.6 lbs
Feb 15: 143.6 lbs
Feb 23: 144 lbs
March 1: 140.8 lbs

Stats: Female 39, 5ft
Total weight lost: 13.4 lbs
Goal weight: 129 lbs
*Have to reach goal weight by July 7 2019 to get $1080 in prize money from HealthyWager OR I lose $600*
Currently 53.53% towards my goal with 29.8% time elapsed

Woot!!! SOOO excited to SEE 140!!! Dropped THREE pounds this week. After a 2 week stall (due to that time of the month), I lost my expected 2 lbs in 2 weeks. It turned out to be 3 lbs because this week I reduced my caloric intake further. I am stepping it up to 2 lbs loss a week to lose a little extra before my cruise in just one more week. Hope to see 139 next week :)

It is REALLY interesting how my weight loss has been about exactly on target (over time of course) according to MFP.
If you hit the goal early do you need to keep it off until July 7th or is just hitting it once sufficient?

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I would need to keep it off. I can weigh in up to two weeks before.

End.  At the end of the challenge, you may have your weight verified beginning two weeks prior to the end of the challenge up to and including the final day. Final weights verified outside of this window will not be accepted.  If you submit a second verified weigh-out during the weigh-out window, you must delete your first submission.

https://www.healthywage.com/challenges/verified-weigh-in-rules/


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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #276 on: March 07, 2019, 03:20:50 AM »
I need to restart logging my food. That worked - not logging does not work. I just have to accept that I do eat less and better when I log everything. And I don't think it is to much work either, so I'm restarting today.

One thing for me is that it does not have to be perfect with number of calories, it is more if I log, I automatically am more mindful.

Breakfast and snacks logged so far (oatmeal and fruit).

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #277 on: March 07, 2019, 07:21:23 AM »
My goal for the end of the year is somewhere between maintaining my weight and losing 20-25(ish) lbs.  Google tells me the top end of a healthy weight for my height is 140 lbs, even when I was in the best shape of my life (played very competitive soccer and volleyball in high school, with weight lifting) I was pretty steadily in the 145 range.

Historical weights
7/2017: 200 lbs (6 weeks pregnant)
03/23/18: 215 lbs (40 weeks pregnant)
04/03/18: 192.8 lbs
05/06/18: 181.2 lbs
06/14/18: 172.8 lbs
08/06/18: 168.8 lbs
09/21/18: 165.4 lbs
10/07/18: 162.2 lbs
12/07/18: 157.? lbs

Weekly log in
01/09/19: 161.6 lbs
01/28/19: 160.4 lbs

02/01/19: 160.0 lbs
02/28/19: 157.4 lbs

03/07/19: 157.3 lbs

Looks like I am going to hang out in this weight range for a while, week 3 of 157._ and counting.  The scale did do a LOT of bouncing around this morning before landing on this number so maybe next week will see a change.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #278 on: March 07, 2019, 12:23:00 PM »
Jan 02 2019: 161 lbs
Jan 09 2019: 157.4 lbs
Jan 16 2019: 157.2 lbs
Jan 23 2019: 152.8 lbs
Jan 30 2019: 153.0 lbs
Feb 06 2019: 150.8 lbs
Feb 13 2019: 148.8 lbs
Feb 20 2019: 147.2 lbs
Feb 23 2019: 145.2 lbs

Mar 06 2019: 148.8 lbs

My brother has a scale so I'm able to weigh myself even though I'm still on vacation until Monday. The bad news is that I put a few pounds back on, and since I'm still on vacation I'll probably add a little more by the time I get back...

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #279 on: March 08, 2019, 10:45:33 PM »
@LinneaH logging is what does it for me too. I am just going to have to accept it and log.

@slow&steady if u feel like u are following your plan, its not unusual to hang on to weight for 3 weeks and for it to disappear in a whoosh.

@turketron Vacations wreck havoc on the scale. A bunch of it is sodium induced water weight though and will drop off quickly.



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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #280 on: March 08, 2019, 10:50:36 PM »
Weekly check-in

Jan 1: 154.2 lbs
Jan 4: 150.2 lbs (lost that water weight!)
Jan 11: 149.8 lbs
Jan 18: 147.4 lbs
Jan 25: 147.8 lbs
Feb 2: 146.8 lbs
Feb 8: 144.6 lbs
Feb 15: 143.6 lbs
Feb 23: 144 lbs
March 1: 140.8 lbs
March 8: 139.4 lbs

Stats: Female 39, 5ft
Total weight lost: 14.8 lbs
Goal weight: 129 lbs
*Have to reach goal weight by July 7 2019 to get $1080 in prize money from HealthyWager OR I lose $600*
Currently 59.2% towards my goal with 33.7% time elapsed

Vacation starts tomorrow!!!! Sooooo thrilled I lost the extra pound I wanted before the trip. I had been starting to worry if I would hit 140 by the trip and now I am at 139.

I am going on a cruise so plan to eat with abandon. And be active at least 2-3 hrs daily. And take the stairs as often as possible. I see a LOT of dance classes in the schedule and I plan to hit up most of them and hang out in the dance clubs at night. On two days we will be at beaches so I will swim for 2-3 hours instead.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #281 on: March 10, 2019, 07:02:39 AM »
Just weighed myself for the week and I lost another pound, which means I have lost 12 lbs since New Year's Day. I've also become noticably more muscular across my shoulders and back.

I am very glad I purchased the Les Mills Combat DVD set, because the workouts are making a real difference in my physical fitness. The workouts are very intense -- like crossfit -- but I am saving a ton of money over going to a gym, plus I get to pick my own workout schedule. I really couldn't be more pleased with the results so far.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #282 on: March 10, 2019, 10:35:56 AM »
225.7 this morning, slowly dropping towards 220.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #283 on: March 11, 2019, 07:18:08 AM »

Info:  5'6", M, 29

Goal Weight: 150 lbs

1-1-2019: 183.4 lbs
1-7-2019: 180.2 lbs
1-14-2019: 175.6 lbs
1/21/2019: 174.0 lbs
1/28/2019: 173.6 lbs
2/4/2019: 173.2 lbs
2/11/2019: 171.8 lbs
2/18/2019: 172.6 lbs
2/25/2019: 169.8 lbs


3/11/2019: 172.5

Forgot to update this last week but I have really stalled out and put a couple lbs back on. Needing to really get going  again. My plan is to stop watching tv in the evening during the week. this seems like it is a snacking time for me. Also going to cut back my calories like I was doing at the beginning of the year. Spring is right around the corner and I am excited to be able to get outside and workout some more.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #284 on: March 11, 2019, 09:50:02 AM »
225.7 this morning, slowly dropping towards 220.

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224.5 today, finally dropping somewhat predictably.

Goal weight remains 208 by May 8th

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #285 on: March 13, 2019, 03:16:35 PM »
Forgot to update this last week but I have really stalled out and put a couple lbs back on. Needing to really get going  again. My plan is to stop watching tv in the evening during the week. this seems like it is a snacking time for me. Also going to cut back my calories like I was doing at the beginning of the year. Spring is right around the corner and I am excited to be able to get outside and workout some more.


This is so me, I actually started wonder if I had written this, especially the part:
My plan is to stop watching tv in the evening during the week. this seems like it is a snacking time for me.

Because this is what I have been doing A LOT lately. I am so longing for this winter to end, but we got more snow yesterday and this morning. It didn't stay though, just turned into slush and made being outdoors even less interesting.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #286 on: March 13, 2019, 05:00:06 PM »
Jan 02 2019: 161 lbs
Jan 09 2019: 157.4 lbs
Jan 16 2019: 157.2 lbs
Jan 23 2019: 152.8 lbs
Jan 30 2019: 153.0 lbs
Feb 06 2019: 150.8 lbs
Feb 13 2019: 148.8 lbs
Feb 20 2019: 147.2 lbs
Feb 23 2019: 145.2 lbs

Mar 06 2019: 148.8 lbs
Mar 13 2019: 146.4 lbs

Back at it after my vacation! I should be able to do well in the next couple weeks- I'm off work still and I find when I'm at home I don't tend to eat as much, for a couple different reasons- one, I sleep in a couple hours later so I tend not to have a separate breakfast and lunch, but rather just a late morning brunch that holds me over until dinner time. Also, I tend to snack a lot at work because it gets me up from my desk and there are tons of snacks just stocked in the office that I can mindlessly grab and eat. At home, we don't tend to keep snack foods on hand, so if I'm hungry I have to actually think about what I want to eat and then cook it.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #287 on: March 14, 2019, 08:32:51 AM »
My goal for the end of the year is somewhere between maintaining my weight and losing 20-25(ish) lbs.  Google tells me the top end of a healthy weight for my height is 140 lbs, even when I was in the best shape of my life (played very competitive soccer and volleyball in high school, with weight lifting) I was pretty steadily in the 145 range.

Historical weights
7/2017: 200 lbs (6 weeks pregnant)
03/23/18: 215 lbs (40 weeks pregnant)
04/03/18: 192.8 lbs
05/06/18: 181.2 lbs
06/14/18: 172.8 lbs
08/06/18: 168.8 lbs
09/21/18: 165.4 lbs
10/07/18: 162.2 lbs
12/07/18: 157.? lbs

Weekly log in
01/09/19: 161.6 lbs
01/28/19: 160.4 lbs

02/01/19: 160.0 lbs
02/28/19: 157.4 lbs

03/07/19: 157.3 lbs
03/13/19: 155.8 lbs
03/14/19: 159.4 lbs

I got on the scale this morning to make sure that yesterday's weight wasn't a fluke and holy batman, can we say massive daily fluctuations.  I also feel like crap today so I think I might be holding a lot of fluids, guess we will just wait and see what happens.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #288 on: March 15, 2019, 12:51:21 PM »
I think this will be my third or fourth year joining this thread.

I basically lost 10 pounds my first year and have struggled with the last five pounds for the last couple of years. I got within 2.8 pounds last summer.

I'll give it one more year :)

Jan 1: 147 pounds

Goal: 140

Checkin in- I have been otherwise focused for several months so . . . Here I go again.
March 15: 148 pounds

I gave up booze for Lent so that might help? On the other hand, I'm having significant sugar and carb cravings during the times I'd usually have a drink, so maybe not?

My hubs is taking me out in a month for a nice night out - I'd like to set a mini goal of 145 for that weekend.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #289 on: March 18, 2019, 06:54:29 PM »
225.7 this morning, slowly dropping towards 220.

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224.5 today, finally dropping somewhat predictably.

Goal weight remains 208 by May 8th

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New low today and that on a Monday, amazing! :)

222.8lbs, 14.8 to go.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #290 on: March 19, 2019, 06:08:54 AM »
My plan to slowly lose 3kg is coming along very, very slowly. I've only lost 0.5kg since the new year (~1lb), but I feel great.

Although the scale has been steady for the past month, my clothes are fitting better and my waist has gotten more pronounced. I carry most of my excess weight around my middle, so I'm always delighted to have any waist at all. My only change lately has been to add daily yoga and meditation to my usual cardio routine. Muscles that I tend to forget in my rare visits to the weight room are awakening, so I think that I may be ever so slowly changing my body composition. The meditation is helpful too, as I've learned that I don't enjoy the feeling of meditating on a full stomach, so I'm doing less evening grazing - which can be a really big source of my calories.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #291 on: March 20, 2019, 02:00:47 PM »
I'll be joining this thread sometime in the spring. I'm currently 6 months pregnant but I do plan on working out and not gaining a ton of weight. So far I'm right within range. I'm hoping after delivery I'll only have 15 or so pounds to lose.

I got about a month left to go! I've so far gained 25 lbs. I assume I'll gain another 5lbs or so and then quickly lose roughly 15 lbs from delivery. Really looking forward to getting back to my pre-pregnancy size and maybe a few lbs less.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #292 on: March 20, 2019, 02:17:22 PM »
Jan 02 2019: 161 lbs
Jan 09 2019: 157.4 lbs
Jan 16 2019: 157.2 lbs
Jan 23 2019: 152.8 lbs
Jan 30 2019: 153.0 lbs
Feb 06 2019: 150.8 lbs
Feb 13 2019: 148.8 lbs
Feb 20 2019: 147.2 lbs
Feb 23 2019: 145.2 lbs

Mar 06 2019: 148.8 lbs
Mar 13 2019: 146.4 lbs
Mar 20 2019: 144.2 lbs

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #293 on: March 20, 2019, 03:33:01 PM »
I have to join today... had my yearly physical and the doctor says I gained 9lbs since last year :(.  I'm 5'11 and weight 191.5 lbs, I would like to get to the 175-180 range, that would put me with a BMI below 25.  So here we go!

Mar 20: 191.5 lbs

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #294 on: March 20, 2019, 11:53:46 PM »
I totally fell off the bandwagon and am now back at 65kg, so am starting again :)

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #295 on: March 21, 2019, 09:53:30 AM »
My goal for the end of the year is somewhere between maintaining my weight and losing 20-25(ish) lbs.  Google tells me the top end of a healthy weight for my height is 140 lbs, even when I was in the best shape of my life (played very competitive soccer and volleyball in high school, with weight lifting) I was pretty steadily in the 145 range.

Historical weights
7/2017: 200 lbs (6 weeks pregnant)
03/23/18: 215 lbs (40 weeks pregnant)
04/03/18: 192.8 lbs
05/06/18: 181.2 lbs
06/14/18: 172.8 lbs
08/06/18: 168.8 lbs
09/21/18: 165.4 lbs
10/07/18: 162.2 lbs
12/07/18: 157.? lbs

Weekly log in
01/09/19: 161.6 lbs
01/28/19: 160.4 lbs

02/01/19: 160.0 lbs
02/28/19: 157.4 lbs

03/07/19: 157.3 lbs
03/13/19: 155.8 lbs
03/14/19: 159.4 lbs
03/21/19: 157.7 lbs

Looks like neither of the weights from last week were probably correct.  I have now been in the 157.x range for four weeks.  I have lost all of this weight with just diet changes (due to food sensitivities for the baby), it looks like I have gotten to the point that I might not lose any more without increased exercise.  It does appear that winter might finally be over so maybe I can start taking a walk or something during lunch.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #296 on: March 23, 2019, 06:22:33 AM »
I weighed myself this morning and I have lost 14 lbs so far on my fitness plan this year. (That also happens to be 41 lbs lighter than my historical heaviest from a while back.)

I like to think about the weight loss in terms of bags of flour. So far, on this fitness plan, I have disposed of fat equal to nearly three 5 lb bags of flour. I can go look at those at the grocery store and feel pretty good about it. That's a lot of fat.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #297 on: March 24, 2019, 09:47:01 AM »
I need to join you guys.  I'm another shortie of 5'1" tall
1/1/19 147
2/1/19 146.1
Looks like last time I posted was back in February.  I am re-motivated!
3/15/19 145.6

I want to get to 130. CICO and journaling is my plan.
You guys are all so motivating!
Liz

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #298 on: March 24, 2019, 01:54:26 PM »
I have been over-eating so much (and not just food, it has been candy, crisps, wine, cake, buns etc) during the last few days. I know this is due to having to do the final week at work, I am so stress out from this. But I also know that I only have five days and then I am free. I will have lots of time to move (walk, bike, swim) and also time and energy to eat better. I will not track anything the coming week. Back at it again on April 1st.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #299 on: March 29, 2019, 10:10:10 PM »
@turketron very nice getting back onbtrack after your vacation!

@WhiteTrashCash - wow, your progress this year has been steady. Nice job on keeping things off and continuing to lose.

@lizh Glad to have you back in here. We are on about the same track.

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